Archive for child abuse

Toddler was allegedly beaten and starved because caregiver couldn’t get pot

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

When a two year old toddler girl was brought into a hospital outside of St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, medical personnel found that she had extensive injuries that were indicative of horrendous child abuse. The baby had blistering on her tongue and cracked lips which are signs of severe dehydration and malnutrition. She also had […]

Four arrested after 10-year-old child dies inside locked chest in Arizona

Friday, July 29th, 2011

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) — Four people have been arrested in relation to a 10-year-old girl who died after being stuffed in a footlocker as punishment for taking a popsicle from the refrigerator, local media reported on Friday. John and Samantha Allen, both 23, Cynthia Stoltzmann, 44, and Judith Deal, 72, were all arrested on […]

Taliban hang 8-year-old boy in southern Afghanistan

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

KABUL (BNO NEWS) — Suspected members of the Taliban on Friday hung the 8-year-old son of a local police commander in southern Afghanistan after ordering his father to surrender, according to a news report on Saturday. The Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency reported that the young boy was kidnapped by militants in the Greshk district […]

Beaten, malnourished Oklahoma girl lived in closet

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (BNO NEWS) — Police in Oklahoma City have arrested a 31-year-old woman on child neglect charges after a beaten and shockingly malnourished girl was found in a closet, officials said on Wednesday. A police report released on Wednesday said officers responded to the home of Asusena Marie Gonzales on Monday after an […]

Mum kills 3-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter to get back at Dad

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Fiona Donnison allegedly killed 3-year-old Harry and 2-year-old Elise after becoming jealous of a friendship her husband Paul was having with a female. It is claimed she thought she was having an affair, and killed the children as a form of revenge. Donnison swayed into a police station, acting very drunk. She told officers; “I’ve […]

Arizona man indicted for seriously injuring his 4-month-old son

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) — A Parker, Arizona man on Thursday was indicted by a federal grand jury in Phoenix for seriously injuring his 4-month-old son, prosecutors said. Jerrod Darrell Aspa, 20, was charged with one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury and another count of child abuse. The defendant is a member […]

Woman accused of tying 11 year-old girl to a pole in her basement

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Rocio Ochoa, 44, faces felony charges of aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint after an 11-year-old girl told La Grange, Illinois police officers her guardian tied her to a pole in the basement, La Grange Police Chief Michael Holub said Thursday. The girl said she had been restrained in the basement of a home, but was able to free herself […]

Parole board consider releasing 2-year-old’s killer

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

A parole board is considering whether to release one of the men responsible for a crime which shocked the United Kingdom. In 1993, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, then aged 10, abducted 2-year-old James Bulger from a shopping centre in Liverpool. They walked the toddler for several miles, until they reached a railway line. It […]

Australian politician charged with child porn appears at state parliament

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

SYDNEY (BNO NEWS) — A long-time Australian Member of Parliament in South Australia state who has been charged with possessing child pornography appeared in state parliament on Tuesday, a possible indication he intends to stay in office. The 38-year-old politician was arrested by police in late April at his home address in the city of […]

IL Mother attempts to kill 7 yr. old son then slits her own throat; both survive

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

A mother outside of Chicago, Illinois is now facing charges after trying to poison her 7 year old son with a mixture of potent drugs. Apparently the attempted murder was planned as a murder/suicide. The boy’s mother attempted to slash her own throat after attempting to murder her son. Both fell into unconsciousness, remarkably however, […]

Facebook guide on how to abuse teens taken down

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

CASTLEGAR, CANADA (BNO NEWS) — A webpage posted to the social networking website Facebook which described how to sexually abuse young teenagers has been taken down, but its creators from Canada will not face criminal charges, local media reported on Thursday. The webpage was created by two Castlegar, B.C., men in their earlier 20s, although […]

Life sentence for woman convicted of microwaving infant daughter

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

An Ohio jury has convicted China Arnold for life, following her third trial over the murder of her infant daughter. Arnold is alleged to have murdered her 28 day old daughter Paris in August 2005, after a drunken argument with her live-in partner about Paris’ paternity. Coroners estimated that Paris had been ‘cooked’ in the […]

Community shocked as pedophile downloads indecent images at local library

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

A convicted pedophile has been caught downloading over 250,000 indecent images of children in a public library. Anthony Andrews, aged 49, was caught downloading the images at Old Trafford library in December 2010, after members of the public reported him to library staff. When police searched the computers, they found over 250,000 images, alongside handwritten […]

Vatican announces new guidelines to fight child sex abuse

Monday, May 16th, 2011

VATICAN CITY (BNO NEWS) — The Vatican on Monday announced new guidelines in an effort to fight child sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church, but critics are arguing that they are not enough.   The letter states that sexual abuse of minors is “not just a canonical delicit but also a crime prosecuted by […]

Eighth member of international child porn ring sentenced 15 years in Pennsylvania

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) — The eighth member of an international child pornography ring was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for his participation in the group, prosecutors said. Dave Dean, 43, a former truck driver from Arizona and Texas, was the last of eight people sentenced of the “Stephen’s Group,” which used […]